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Summe Event Schedule for Settlers’ Green

Whether you’re here for a romantic get-away or are just enjoying your stay at our Glen NH Bed and Breakfast, there’s so much to do in the Mount Washington Valley!  Here’s a great list from our friends at Settlers’ Green!

Movies on the Green
Every Tuesday in July & August (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28)
Giant sixteen-foot movie screen and Blu-Ray projector, comfy outdoor lounge chairs for the first 30 guests, full dinner menu, ice cream and popcorn, all on the lawn on a warm summer night!  Movies start at dusk and are all G or PG rated family films.

Movies:
Sunset
8:28    July 3    Puss N Boots, 90 Minutes, Dream Works
8:26    July 10     Kung Fu Panda II, Dreamworks, 90 minutes
8:22    July 17  Charlottes’ Web, 96 minutes, Paramount
8:16    July 24, Megamind, Dream works, 96 minutes
8:09    July 31, Happy Feet II, Warner Bros. 100 minutes
8:00    August 7, Muppet Movie, 98 minutes
7:50    August 14, Wizard of Oz, 102 minutes, MGM
7:40    July 21 E.T., The Extra Terrestrial, Universal Studio, 115 Minutes
7:28    July 28, Men IN Black, 98 Minutes, Columbia

Dog Day
Saturday, July 14
11am-3pm
Bring the family and pooch for a fun day.  Agility course, kissing booth, dog costume photos, doggie swimming pools and much more.  Free treats and water at participating doggie friendly stores!

Diva Day
Saturday, July 28
11am-3pm
It’s all about the shopping and it’s all about you!  Entertainment, raffle, special discounts, free goodies, hand and shoulder massages, belly dancing and more.

Mall-Wide Tent Sale
Thursday–Sunday, August 2–5
4 days of tent hopping, back to school, summer clearance, fall fashions and bargains galore.  Save even more at over 60 first-quality name brand outlets including Coach, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and many more!

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Friday-Monday, August 31-September 3
Save even more on back to school and college apparel, gifts, house wares, at over 60 brand name outlet stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and more.

Mt. Washington Valley Old Car Show
Sunday, September 9
9am to 2pm
Over 300 cars, trucks, motorcycles including antique, classic and special interest vehicles compete for cash and trophy awards in 8 categories.

Fall Festival & Scarecrow Contest
Saturday, September 29
11am-3pm
Event includes dozens of handmade, unique scarecrows competing for cash awards!  Free horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, apple cider & apples, live music and so much more!  Pumpkins to the first 100 kids ($2 per pumpkin while supplies last) and a pumpkin pie contest!  All free and open to the public.

Columbus Day Sidewalk & Tent Sales
Friday-Monday, October 5-8
Spend your holiday weekend at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village and get AMAZING deals!  Save even more on apparel, shoes, gifts, etc. at over 60 brand name outlet stores including J. Crew, Banana Republic, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and more.

Haunted Happenings
Saturday, October 27
11am-3pm
Halloween treats for all costumed characters free to children ages 11 and under while supplies last.  A great safe place to take your children Trick-or-Treating, AND you can shop!

Zombie Village
Saturday, October 27
6pm-9pm
Calling all zombies, get your lurch on!  Outdoor movie fest, bonfire, costume contest, DJ monster mash and more!

Bring a Friend Shopping
Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11
The sale you wait for!  Stores open 8am on Saturday.  Free shopping bags for first 2,000 shoppers on Saturday, starting at 8am.  Discount coupons for all, gift with $100 and $500 purchase!  Raffles and entertainment!  Surprises!

Morning/Midnight Madness
Friday, November 23
Come early to Settlers’ Green and take advantage of the amazing after-Thanksgiving sales!  All stores open at 5am and some at midnight!  Special sales & promotions!  Enter raffle to win prizes!

Holiday Tree Festival
Saturday, December 1
11am-3pm
Live caroling music, festive trees decorated by locals competing for cash awards, free hot chocolate & candy canes, free horse drawn wagon rides with Santa, Cranmore miniature snow-tubing park and much more!

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Special Event–Civil War Presentation

Remick always has fun things to do and we’re forever sending our guests over there to take advantage of their full schedule.  If you’re staying with us for a simple weekend get-a-way or you’ve just stumbled across our Glen NH B and B, we want make sure you have a great stay in the area and at the Inn!

Special Event–Civil War Presentation with Denis Hambucken, Chris Benedetto & Matt Payson

Saturday, June 30 (4:00PM-6:00PM)

TAMWORTH, NH–Denis Hambucken has co-written two books on the Civil War from both the Union and Confederate side (with Chris Benedetto and Matt Payson, respectively). Rather than dealing with politics or tactics, these books focus on the daily life of the men who risked their life in defense of their homes and ideals. All three authors will be at the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm on Saturday, June 30, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to present an immersive, highly interactive, and family-friendly program including information on New Hampshire’s contribution to the war effort. You will see a soldier from each camp in full uniform, but be careful–there may be actual musket fire (no bullets, of course), along with a number of artifacts on display. A few lucky youngsters will get a chance to try out some of the clothing and equipment. Weather permitting, this will be an indoor/outdoor event, with a Civil War campsite set up. This being the Remick Museum & Farm, we will, of course, have Civil War-era food to sample. Co-sponsored with the Cook Memorial Library, books will be available for sale and signing.

From the back cover of the Union Soldier book:
“As the year 1862 began, the war that most Americans thought would only last a few months showed no signs of ending. Hundreds of thousands of men across the divided nation enlisted in state volunteer regiments that poured into the sprawling military camps around Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and other strategic locations. Within a year, thousands of these courageous men had lost their lives on bloody battlefields or died in disease-ridden encampments. This book provides a glimpse of the lives, weapons, and
equipment of these soldiers through a collection of artifacts and exacting reproductions.”

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call us at 603-323-7591 (or toll free at 800-866-6117)
or email Linda Jones (ljones@remickmuseum.org).

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Highlights from 2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day

Here’s just another one of the many reasons taking a romantic get-away to our Jackson, NH bed and breakfast can be relaxing, entertaining and just plain fun.

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AN UNUSUAL SELECTION OF MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD FIRST
ACSENTS
ARE ALL ACCOMPLISHED DURING 2ND ANNUAL ALTON WEAGLE DAY

PINKHAM NOTCH, NH-The 2nd Annual Alton Weagle Day on the Mt. Washington Auto Road turned out to be a great success and was proof positive that more than 150 years after it opened, the lure of being the first to do something on the Northeast’s highest peak is as compelling today as it ever was.

This year’s event found an eclectic group of first ascenders lining up at 6 am to begin their record setting attempts. Each was inspired to march to the beat of a quite different drummer, but together they created a morning on Mt. Washington like no other.

Jesse Lyman-The Fireman-In what was certainly the most physically demanding attire of the day, this 45 year old, 18 year veteran of North Conway Fire Department donned full bunker gear (pants, boots, jacket, gloves, hoodie, helmet and breathing apparatus) and made a successful ascent on what was an 80 degree day.

Andy Macleod-Star Wars Scout Trooper-This 27 year old Boston resident wore the easily recognizable white “armor” of the Scout Trooper from the Star Wars movie series. Carrying his “blaster” and in a full face helmet, Macleod made a stellar effort.

Leanne Lovell, Craig Newton-Recumbent Trikes-Climb Mt. Washington while laying down, now there’s an idea! These 37 year olds from Orange, Massachusetts rode their “lawn chair on wheels” (as they called their trikes), on a 1200 miles tour last summer, have done all the New England states in 36 hours and are currently planning a cross country trip.

Sean Doherty-Roller Skier Extraordinaire-In a performance that reminds the rest of us what true athletic excellence looks like, this 17 year old from Conway roller skied his way to the top of the Northeast’s highest peak in just one hour and 45 minutes Doherty, who is already revealing a stunning depth of ability as a biathlon skier, recently was one of only six teenagers from the United States invited to participate in the Youth Winter Olympics in Austria, where he won a medal.

Sue Wemyss-Nordic Walking-Proving that former Olympians can still kick your butt in most athletic endeavors, Wemyss, 52, powered her way to the top in just two hours five minutes. As Ski School Director and a paddling guide at Great Glen Trails she considers physical conditioning a way of life and shares her passion for fitness and the outdoors all year round.

Hans Bauer-Backwards, Barefoot, Jumping Rope-Returning to the Auto Road after making a successful winter ascent this past season on stilts with snowshoes, Bauer latest ascent was a tribute to the event’s namesake, Alton Weagle. It was Weagle, in various attempts throughout the 1950s, who eventually climbed the road barefoot, backwards, blindfolded and pushing a wheelbarrow with 100 pounds of sugar in it.

Steven Caming-Go Kart, in buckskins and coonskin cap-This eccentric character, who also serves as Media Director for the Auto Road, followed last year’s backwards drive up the road with this first ever go kart ascent. The 6 horsepower contraption featured antlers on the front, a leather wrapped frame and a bird house hanging off the back. While the 60+ mph winds, fog and rain on the summit made for a dramatic finish.

An awards ceremony in the newly dedicated Douglas A. Philbrook Red Barn Museum completed the festivities and then this group of newly minted Mt. Washington superheroes each went back to their day jobs, to await the next time Mt. Washington’s siren song lures them back to Pinkham Notch.

For more information about Alton Weagle Day or general operations at the Mt. Washington Auto Road call (603) 466-3988

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Tooting our own Horn!!

BERNERHOF INN BED & BREAKFAST NAMED A 2012 “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE

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BERNERHOF NAMED “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE

We couldn’t be happier!!!  Check out our latest “pat on the back”!!

BERNERHOF INN BED & BREAKFAST NAMED A 2012 “BEST OF NEW ENGLAND – EDITOR’S CHOICE

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Midweek Escape to the White Mountains!

What better time to take a romantic get away into the White Mountains than during our “shoulder season” through May and June.  This is the time when we enjoy a little respite from the hustle and bustle of ski season and the warm sun-filled days of summer.  There is still loads of activities to take advantage of, but there are also lots of mid-week specials and packages that will make your stay more affordable than ever.

Here’s a great article from our friend, Blythe Copeland, of Boston magazine, about a few of the great things to do!

Just a few hours north on I-93 lie the New Hampshire woods and waterfalls that  inspired the likes of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau. Modern-day travelers can find their own inspiration along the 100-mile White Mountain Trail, a scenic byway dotted with information centers, trailheads, and picnic benches—all good starting points for outdoor adventures by bike, train, or foot.

By 1910, northern New Hampshire, with its temperate weather and awesome vistas, claimed more resorts than any other region in the country. Nearly a century later, the grand old hotels are all but gone, but visitors can still explore the woods and waterfalls that inspired the likes of Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau.

A two-hour drive on I-93 lands travelers in Lincoln, at the start of the 100-mile White Mountain Trail that runs through the towns of Franconia Notch, Twin Mountain, North Conway, and Crawford Notch State Park, among others. The scenic byway is dotted with information centers, trailheads, and picnic benches. All make good starting points for outdoor adventures by bike, train, or foot.

The area is best known for its hiking trails, and experts and amateurs alike find more than enough to challenge themselves on its myriad peaks. At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is the Northeast’s highest climb (www.mountwashington.org), but sudden weather changes and a steep rise—4,000 feet in just 4 miles—mean it’s not for novices. To get the same views without the workout, hop aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway (800-922-8825, www.thecog.com), the first of its kind in the nation, for a three-hour round trip to the top. On a clear day, you can see four states, Québec, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Easier walking paths off the White Mountain Trail allow less hardy travelers to experience the lush woods on a smaller scale: from the 4-mile, moderate Nancy Pond Trail hike in Crawford Notch to the 1-mile Diana’s Bath walk just outside North Conway (get hiking guidance from the USDA Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/white_mountain). Those looking to get off their feet can rent bikes in Gorham from Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (603-466-2333, www.greatglentrails.com) and ride the 8-mile path through Franconia Notch State Park to the Flume Gorge (603-745-8391, www.flumegorge.com), a glacier-cut granite formation and waterfall. Or try whitewater rafting on the swift Androscoggin River (603-449-2628, www.northwoodsrafting.com) or swimming at Echo Lake State Park (603-271-3556).

Call ahead to Miller’s Café and Bakery in Littleton for a brown bag lunch of pesto caesar salad (16 Mill St., 603-444-2146), and park your crew at one of many spots along the Pemigewasset River in Lincoln. Afterward, pick up the Kancamagus Highway, a 34-mile-long, 2,855-foot-high road connecting the towns of Lincoln and Conway, and cruise past roadside waterfalls and bird’s-eye mountain and valley views.

If your little ones are feeling restless, Story Land on Route 16 in Glen (603-383-4186, www.storylandnh.com), a fairy tale–inspired amusement park, keeps families entertained with a roller coaster and water rides. And the popular Santa’s Village in Jefferson helps children get in the holiday spirit early with arts and crafts and the man in red himself (603-586-4445, www.santasvillage.com).

While in the area, don’t miss tax-free shopping in North Conway. The town is best known for its outlet center, Settlers’ Green (888-667-9636, www.settlersgreen.com), where browsers can buy discounted items from more than 60 stores. More-unique finds—handcrafted quilts, silver jewelry, local pottery—abound at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen (603-356-2441, nhcrafts.org). And the cozy Bavarian Chocolate Haus (603-356-2663), with its hand-dipped truffles, fudge, and nut clusters, helps you end your travels on a sweet note.

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Where to Stay in NH!!

We’re very excited to have been named in the State of New Hampshire’s 2012/2013 Visitors Guide WHERE TO STAY section for the White Mountains.  The state highlighted the history of the inn, our amazing renovation in 2010 and boasted about our 12 room Bed and Breakfast right smack dab in the heart of the Mount Washington Valley.
They went on to talk about or hearty breakfasts, relaxing afternoon tea and, of course, the first-floor pub.

Check out the full visitor’s guide by clicking HERE.

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North Conway named one of world’s best ski towns!!

Whether boasting steep drops and extreme skiing or romantic get aways in the picturesque mountains, there are many factors that make a great ski town!  National Geographic scoured the world in search of the best!  When all the powder was settled, North Conway came out in the top 25!

Just what makes a classic ski town? It starts, naturally, with skiing and snowboarding so good they attract people like youth-bestowing fountains. Then add an inviting mountain burg steeped in ski heritage, amenities, and culture. These are the 25 best. For insider tips, we asked local luminaries where to stay, play, and party, whether you’re on a budget or indulging.
—Aaron Teasdale  (See the full article here)

North Conway, New Hampshire

Photograph by Greg Keeler, Cannon Mountain

Best For: History-buff families in the northeastern U.S.

North Conway may be less well known than many of the towns on this list, but only a few towns in North America can rival its skiing heritage. Tucked into Mount Washington Valley in the White Mountains, some of the first purpose-cut ski runs on the continent and a host of other innovations in grooming, lifts, and ski schools were developed here in the 1930s. North Conway was one of the leading lights in American skiing for decades before Western resorts rose to prominence. Much of that old New England character lives on today in the town of 2,349, where skiing is still tightly woven into the small community’s social fabric.

This may have something to do with the fact that there are no less than seven different downhill areas with an easy drive of town (and six Nordic ones). Visitors here will likely focus on three. Cranmore sits two miles from the main village. It’s an excellent starting point for families, with its revered ski school and abundant non-skiing activities, including indoor tennis, climbing walls, on-mountain tubing, and a plummeting rail-coaster ride. Attitash, seven miles up the valley, is the biggest of the bunch, with 73 runs and the region’s best terrain park. No-frills, expert-friendly Wildcat, a half-hour drive, is the wildest, tallest mountain of the three, with the most vertical and spectacular views of nearby Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. Wildcat and Attitash now share the same owners and feature interchangeable lift tickets, so if the weather is belligerent at Wildcat, which is not uncommon, you can skip 16 miles over to the more sheltered Attitash.

Ask a Local

Tom Eastman, a ski historian and reporter for Conway Daily Sun, has lived and skied in North Conway for the last 30 years. Here are his recommendations.

Best Digs

Budget: The Yankee Clipper Inn
Swank: White Mountain Hotel & Resort

Best Eats

Cheap: Horsefeathers is great for families, with good pizza, pasta, and seafood.
Gourmet: Maestro’s has incredible Italian dishes.

Best After-Ski Party Spot

Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub is a skiers’ hangout, with live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and an open mic on Mondays.

Best Rest-Day Activity

Head for the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center right on South Main Street, where kids can learn about meteorology and the peak’s record-setting wind speeds. Then go to Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast with Stables for a sleigh ride.

North Conway’s Classic Run

The Lynx Trail at Wildcat runs top to bottom and snakes its way across the fall line while enjoying sweeping views of Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington.

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Moonlight Hiking

Why moonlight hiking? The trails are empty, there are eyes in the bushes and stars in the sky. Then there are the more practical reasons.

If you’re looking for a nice romantic getaway to a Jackson, NH bed and breakfast, this might be just the season!

I started moonlight hiking when I was a teenager prowling the streets and fields of North Conway. I later found that if I timed my backpacking trips to coincide with a full moon, I could hike every night. The two primary motivations for doing this are the adventure and mystery of night hiking, as well as the practical advantages that it has.

Moonlight Hiking – A Unique Experience

It’s a great experience to hike away the hours of the night under a full moon. My first time doing this on a longer backpacking trip was on a five-day hike in the White Mountains. Every night I would sleep in the silence of the woods, waking up when the cool temps bothered me. Then I easily hiked through the rest of the night by moonlight.

This meant getting up between two and four in the morning and hiking the rest of the night. I was moving during the coldest part of the night, so I was able to get away with a lighter sleeping bag on this trip. In fact, since there wasn’t a cloud in the sky during those five days, I just slept in the open, without a tent or tarp every night. Most afternoons I took a leisurely nap in the sun to catch up on sleep.

Hiking at night meant no other people on the trail. Crowded trails were not actually a problem where I was, but I would like to go moonlight hiking to avoid the crowds the next time I am in Yosemite National Park, or in the Smoky Mountains. Sometimes it is nice to have the trails and whole mountain valleys to yourself.

You can hike a lot of miles at night, without any problems of over-heating. When the sky is clear and the moon is full, or within three days of its fullest, the moonlight is more than bright enough for hiking in fairly open terrain. In thicker woods you may need a flashlight for assistance.

If you do try this, plan your trip with the full moon coming right in the middle of the time span (if you can). This is how you get the maximum use of the moonlight before, during and after the full moon. Also note the time that the moon rises. About an hour after moonrise you’ll have enough light to hike, unless it is overly cloudy (something else to check on).  Currently the moon is visible before sundown.  This has been making for some very nice sunsets!

When hiking at night you’ll be able to clearly see animal tracks in the snow or soft sand of the trails. They included fresh bear tracks. Though black bears in this area are not usually dangerous, it keeps your senses tuned in when you know there are eyes in the woods watching you and none of them are human.

The lakes and ponds reflect the moon, owls swoop by almost without sound, and animals move in the bushes as you pass. The many shadows hide things, but you walk on by them, leaving these little mysteries unsolved. The trees and rocks take on a different, starker appearance than during the day. Moonlight hiking is a beautiful and unique experience.

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Planning a Family Ski Vacation

It’s time to plan the family vacation and everyone wants to go skiing. Don’t worry, skiing isn’t as expensive as you might think, and there are numerous resorts that cater to families, offering a variety of packages designed to save you money. The problem will be choosing the destination.

Most ski resorts have websites. Start the planning process by accessing these websites to determine where you and your family might want to go. There are many different things to look for when choosing a resort. The absolute most important thing to look for is a ski school if someone in your family will need instruction. Don’t make the mistake of choosing a destination where one or more of your family members won’t have fun, simply because they don’t know how to ski.

Next, take a look at the slopes, lifts, and trails. You want to make sure that the resort has something to offer everyone in your family. If the resort only caters
to beginners, an expert skier will become quickly bored. If you have a snowboarder in your group, and there is no snowboarding park or terrain, that
snowboarder will not be happy.  While these limitations are becoming fewer, they are still out there and something a quick check of the resort’s website can fix.  There are resorts that serve all winter sports, so make sure that your families interests are covered.

Lodging is the next thing to look at. You want to be comfortable, so where you will sleep at night matters a great deal. In most cases, there is a hotel right at
the base of the slopes but this isn’t necessarily the best or most affordable place to stay. Find out what your lodging options are for the area, and choose the one that is right for your family and your budget. If you will be staying farther away from the slopes, make sure that there is transportation to and from the slopes each day!  A nice romantic Bed and Breakfast in Jackson, NH might be just the ticket for a romantic getaway!   Some lodging locations even offer ski tickets if you stay with them.  This is a great deal and nearly always will save you money!

Your family will have many more interests that you will need to search for before deciding on a particular destination and resort. Some of those interests may be dog sledding, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or horseback riding. Resorts do offer these activities, but some don’t so be sure to ask about the winter activities, as well as the planned events during the time that you will be at the resort. This will help you plan a ski vacation that your family
will enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives.

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